Pinkbike Poll: How Many Days Did You Ride in 2022?

Jan 20, 2023
by Mike Kazimer  
2022 Trail Bike Field Test photo by Satchel Cronk.

Every few years we remember to run a poll to see how many rides Pinkbike's readers embarked on over the course of the last 12 months, since it's always interesting to see how many of you are dabblers versus dedicated mountain biking addicts.

Of course, there are all sorts of factors that influence how many days someone rides. Pesky things like school, jobs, and families can make it hard to find the time to get out, injuries can create forced time off the bike, and then there's the weather / location factor - in zones where winter arrives with a brutal vengeance and doesn't leave for months there's a lot less riding happening that somewhere with sustained sunshine and warm weather.

How did 2022 go for you? For the sake of this poll, we're keeping things constrained to mountain bike rides - props to all the riders out there who also spent time mixing it up on the road or in the gravel.

How many days did you mountain bike in 2022?



Did you ride enough in 2022?



How would you classify the style of riding that you did the most in 2022?

Yes, it's all mountain biking, but if you had to pick a category what would it be?



2023 Goals

We're already three weeks into 2023, which means that most people have probably given up on their new year's resolutions by now. Those lofty goals of eating healthy and getting as ripped as Aquaman tend to fall by the wayside when it's dark and stormy outside and there's a fresh pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream in the fridge. Still, it's not to late to make some goals for this year. Do you want to ride more? Less? The same? Cast your vote below.

How many days do you hope to mountain bike in 2023?






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235 Comments

  • 88 0
 There is not a “not enough” option….
  • 33 0
 They’re all “not enough”
  • 62 1
 @qivittoq, I added another poll in there for you.
  • 23 12
 @mikekazimer: What exactly makes Trail, All Mtn.,Enduro different -The trails, terrain, type of bike or speed and style???? There are too many terms now and can be overlap, at least with Trail and AM, imo . I prefer the term AM, to me this encompasses the entire spectrum of riding aside from (DH,DJ and FR) and was what certain travel bikes used to be referred to as but has been done away with for the most part.,
  • 5 1
 Been keeping a little forum going where we count our days of riding

If anyone's keen to join the conversation, you can find us here:

2023 Thread

Cheers!
  • 42 0
 @likeittacky: if you wear goggles it’s enduro.
  • 13 32
flag dschimmel1000 (Jan 20, 2023 at 17:44) (Below Threshold)
 @nateb: goggles and half shells are lame
  • 55 4
 @dschimmel1000: what's really lame is putting down another rider for their choice of PPE.
  • 18 0
 @nateb: Yup! so that would make wearing a full face helmet with glasses Downcountry, right? LOL
  • 1 11
flag likeittacky (Jan 20, 2023 at 20:26) (Below Threshold)
 @dschimmel1000: and goofy
  • 4 0
 @idecic: Sadly my year was how many days was my bike broken waiting for warranty. And still counting.
  • 28 3
 @likeittacky: it's simple. Most actually ride XC in terms of difficulty but call it enduro because they wear ride a bike the marketing calls 'enduro'.
  • 5 1
 @likeittacky: if you wear a 3/4 sleeve jersey, it's enduro.
  • 51 0
 @likeittacky: it's all about how you chat with your riding buddies.
Xc: ride +20km on trails without stopping. Brief chat/grunt with buddies at the start and end
Trail: go as hard as you can on green/blue, occasional black trail sections, stop to chat for too long with buddies on trail heads (and block the xc riders )
Enduro/am : slow fireroad climbs to long descents whilst chatting with buddies, pin it on way down with the odd whoop.
  • 6 0
 @nateb: branch straight to the goggles today. Enduro rules ! Lucky I wasn’t trail riding aye
  • 6 0
 @RichieNotRude: This is incredibly accurate
  • 14 0
 Does trailbuilding count? Because then my total days spent on trails doubled.
  • 3 0
 @likeittacky: agreed. and Enduro is racing.
  • 5 0
 @Muckal: our "Enduro" is Nino's gravel
  • 2 0
 @RichieNotRude: This makes me happy.
  • 20 0
 XC: __.__.___._

Trail: __/\__/\__

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AM:__/ \__

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Enduro: __/ \__

Downhill:_
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  • 5 0
 @Muckal: I agree most of my local trails can be ridden on a gravel bike, yet there is no shortage of coil sprung long travel machines cruising around.
  • 1 0
 @TH3MACK: Time for a second, third and maybe a fourth bike, you know financial responsibility and whatever.
  • 3 1
 @BMXJJ327: Nice Smile


FR: \....___/ \_____/ / /````````~~~~ \_______
  • 1 0
 @brass-munky: i ALWAYS wear full face and goggles :-) for familiarity - so when i hit some DH, instead of XC, it feels "normal"
  • 8 1
 @aviator99: me too! But sometimes in bed my wife says it seems weird.
  • 4 9
flag pablo-b (Jan 22, 2023 at 16:15) (Below Threshold)
 @brass-munky: whats lame is being such a little "positive vibes" bitch.
  • 2 2
 @pablo-b: did someone forget to eat their cheerios this morning?
  • 1 0
 @likeittacky: Lol. I had forgotten to refresh the page I had left open and hadn't realized.
  • 1 0
 It looks like there’s about 170 liars
(For days ridden)
  • 1 0
 @jamesbrant: so if it's full sleeves it's DH right...
  • 66 4
 Winter really kills the tally.
  • 23 64
flag jonasbanta (Jan 20, 2023 at 12:20) (Below Threshold)
 And no, fatbiking doesn't count
  • 32 3
 I used to be super down in the winter because of it, this year i've been XC Skiing, snowshoeing, fatbiking. Honestly have been out almost every day. The key is just accepting the reality that bikes just don't work in the winter and there's other fun things to do
  • 13 0
 @marcoaml78: or live in a cold coastal area where it just rains 300 days a year and u can ride every day
  • 4 2
 Fatbikes, and skiis are good... but not as good as mountain bikes. I do wonder if I should move somewhere I can ride more than 6 months a year...
  • 14 1
 I have fenders and studded tires for my road bike and try to ride as much as possible through the winter. It’s not very fun at times, but I like it better than zwift or rollers.
  • 1 1
 @bonkmasterflex: No wondering necessary, just make the move and feel good about the future. I used to leave in Eastern WA, the riding season sucked, moved back south and I ride way more now AND still have access to snow when I want it.
  • 8 0
 @marcoaml78: XC skiing and the indoor trainer make winter tolerable.
  • 11 0
 @bonkmasterflex: I don’t know about that. I love MTB as much as anything else in life, but there is nothing in this world that beats the feeling of dropping into 30” of dry, untouched snow.
  • 1 0
 @Rich-Izinia: I’ve got a beater 90s mtb and luckily my town is flat as a pancake so studs aren’t essential. I just can’t do indoor trainers, I need that fresh air. The ski hill helps as well to pump the adrenals
  • 6 1
 @Hayek: except mountain biking.
  • 3 0
 I road paved bike trails in 38 degree weather on my mountain bike today... not sexy or challenging but it is movement.
  • 1 0
 In before the tally wacker joke
  • 1 0
 Do you bro, ride?
  • 1 0
 @sanchofula: lmao and ride what. Trails that only go uphill?
  • 4 0
 @Hayek: could not agree more. when friends asked what do I prefer MTB or snowboarding? I tell them on a regular basic MTB but when there is deep snow the feeling of floating on it is unsurpassed for me. Riding the glades on pow days is just such an an amazing feeling.
  • 1 0
 @marcoaml78: and living somewhere where you can do that stuff.. Here the choice is Mud or Gym.
  • 1 0
 @jonasbanta: Just try and stop me!
  • 3 0
 @fedfox: Yep! I always answer: “Why not both?”
  • 1 0
 As someone who lives in NC, I don't have to worry about such things.
  • 42 1
 69 days
  • 17 0
 nice
  • 3 2
 Came here to say this - nice
  • 11 2
 A man of culture I see
  • 4 0
 niiiece
  • 5 2
 9½ Weeks
  • 13 0
 Those days are my favourite days, especially if I also get to ride my bike that day.
  • 17 1
 Injuries, a young kid at home, building a garage and trails closed for rain means I 100% didn't ride nearly as much as I wanted to. Hopefully this year will be better since the garage is almost done and kid is a little bit older.
  • 46 0
 @93EXCivic This is when the second child introduces itself.
  • 19 0
 I noticed a fairly big difference in competitiveness of the 30-39 and 40-49 age groups at my local races. 40-49 are faster for the most part and there’s more participants. I think it’s because all of us with kids have more free time to ride when we’re in our 40s as opposed to our 30s.
  • 20 2
 Kids ruin everything Razz
  • 4 0
 @Rich-Izinia: I would hazard a guess that there are more mtb'ers in the 40-49 YO category as the sport really took off about 30-32 years ago, so if you were between 8 and 17 years of age, when most people pick up a hobby, you are in this demographic. I am. I think it petered out a bit after that, but IDK.
  • 9 0
 I've got a two year old and a newborn. It's what I signed up for, but holy does riding take a hit.
  • 6 0
 @olrustybones: It gets better!
  • 1 0
 @ShawMac: no, not everything, but life gets so complicated in to an extent that i never expected. Bye bye bike park, bye bye bike vacation.
  • 4 0
 @Muckal: kids ruin your life... but you get a new life with lots of other awesome things. It's just very different. Mine are 4.5 and 1
  • 2 0
 @olrustybones: That's a walk in the park. Try twins
  • 1 0
 @Davec85: Yup, I have a 17, 15 and twin 12 year olds. Though the 12yo boy got me riding again after a 20 year break.
  • 3 0
 @olrustybones: last year my new born turned 16 and is legitimately faster downhill than me, knew it was coming sooner or later but very proud when it did.
  • 1 0
 @mchartier3: same here for MTB. Never gave up the road but stoked to be back on trails.
  • 1 0
 @Rich-Izinia: or you stop caring about competing and choose to enjoy riding for the pleasure of riding alone.
  • 1 0
 gets easier and then if you are lucky your kids will be well adjusted productive adults and you will know you did a great job. Pretty much an empty nester and it definitely opens up all kinds of time, even picked up a new sport...
  • 4 0
 @skiwenric: my oldest was faster downhill at 11. But I school him on the ups.
Bmx since he was 4.



BMX background
  • 1 0
 @ShawMac: look at the bright side. My 14 yr old finally tall enough to ride xl frame. (N+1)/2 so good
  • 2 0
 @Davec85: I often say "at least we don't have twins".
  • 1 0
 @olrustybones: yeah, remind yourself of that every day haha. Not even the same sport.
  • 1 0
 @tadpoledancer: Not when I get the snip
  • 14 0
 There's no "life altering injury sustained in 2022" option, so I'm putting this comment here just so I can have my own option. Does physical therapy while dreaming about riding count as riding? I think it does.
  • 8 0
 Hope things are getting better for you
  • 4 0
 Breaking two bones early in the year tanked my numbers a bit. Definitely spent time dreaming while in physical therapy last year
  • 1 0
 @friarsky: That big flat line in your training graph, man, I feel it. Hope your healing journey went well.
  • 2 0
 I feel you dude. I only started riding again at the end of 2022 because of an injury. Days spent dreaming about riding: incalculable
  • 15 0
 Where's > 365? I live on Mars.
  • 23 5
 even on Earth it is possible to ride twice a day
  • 32 0
 @erkolo: Even if you ride ten times that day, it is still one day of riding.
  • 10 0
 "I did 400 days", "there's only 36..", "I DID 400 DAYS!"
  • 1 0
 @erkolo: Yes, but they don't care about how many times you rode in one day. Just want to know how many days of the year you got on a bike.
  • 2 0
 @DizzyNinja:

I rode 268 days. Would have been more but missed 132 days from broken bones.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: so true, I misread the question
  • 3 0
 @erkolo: No worries. Actually, there are different definitions for a day too. We could say there are about 365.25 days in a year but it is common to take all the quarters together and have a leap year every fourth year (then skip a leap year every century except for every fourth century...). Or we could say we have over 366 sidereal days in a year where a sidereal day is defined as the time it takes for the earth to spin around it's axis. A "regular" day is defined by the time it takes between two times that the sun is at it's highest point above the earth. A regular day is a bit longer than a sidereal day as the earth revolves around the sun and as it does that, the earth needs to rotate a bit more until the sun is at it's highest point again.

No, you didn't need this information Wink .
  • 2 0
 @vinay: is a tandem half a ride?
  • 1 0
 @vinay: Correct on Strava it is just one day of riding.
  • 2 0
 @Dogl0rd: I count my mountain unicycle rides as two days riding. Also, people who ride through the night (like 24hrs endurance racers) are cheaters as they count one such a ride as two days riding. Yeah, let that sink in: CHEATERS!
  • 15 1
 I don’t keep track… I ride as much as a I can!
  • 6 0
 TIME IS NOT MY MASTER
  • 2 0
 time is too precious to put a label on it
  • 12 0
 Does commuting with a mountain bike count? There was a little root gap that was fun to hit before the local council paved over it.
  • 6 0
 yeah, any ride is a good ride. Preferably on trails but take what you can get
  • 10 0
 Local roads have more holes and ruts than the local trails so yeah, I'd count cycle to work as mtb routes.
  • 9 0
 People who are into statistics, what do you think of the chosen bandwidths for this poll? It is narrower in the less frequently chosen categories, which makes sense considering their bandwidth is narrower. But with all bars being displayed equally wide, I feel like this is giving a skewed perspective on the outcome. It is apparently good enough for a Pinkbike article but it definitely isn't good enough for a basic math test at school. Should it come with an age-warning?
  • 3 0
 You wanna talk statistics? Let's start with complaining about measuring stuff that can be described with discrete numbers in categories. It's 'easier' to measure, but more difficult to analyze (at least, with linear or generalized linear models), and it can result in inflated variation. You want an example? Here you go: Hank is a lovely guy, but not terribly good at counting. He rode 201 days last year, but forgot about two times he went out. He only remembers 200 of these rides. Now, he is in the same category as people who rode 176 days, while he should be in the same category as people who rode 225 days. If Hank were to show the amount of days ridden on a sliding bar, the error would likely be less big.
Now, I know this is not used for scientific data, and I can't even get my colleague scientists score data in a continuous/discrete way, but you asked. This is one of my three standard scientific rants. Hope you enjoyed it.
  • 2 0
 @Naero: what if you just can't find where Strava says how many times you rode last year so you just guess. Does that affect the data in a bad way?
  • 2 0
 As for Strava, they didn't ask about Strava. Just how many days you rode your mountainbike. Maybe people can record to Strava directly (I'm not familiar with their service) but otherwise you're going to use something else in between. I'm using a Suunto watch. It can transfer data to Strava but it also has it's own software. And it just counts activities.

As for the statistics part, I don't quite agree with you on the discrete numbers part. Maybe some people would dive into their stats for a PB poll like this but otherwise people would just do a quick estimate. "I usually ride about twice per week. So that would make 104 times/days a year. I sure must have missed a few so let's say just below 100". And clicks that category. If you're asking absolute numbers, people choose the closest round number. So you'll see peaks at 100, 200, maybe also at the 50's... Asking for more precise answers won't necessarily give you more accurate answers.

So much for data collection. My concern here was primarily the presentation of the data. You can have categories with different bandwidths. Choosing them like they did here is questionable but ok. I think the way the data was presented (a histogram would have been most sensible) is plain wrong.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: Yeah, I guess the reason for the categorisation of data instead of using a slider e.g. is the ease of putting the data in. I did the same thing, this is not science, I just want to see what other people clicked.

In my experience, analyses with discrete or continuous data are much more intuitive than analyses with categorical data, especially if you are about to make predictions. It's much easier to predict and understand a mean with error around it than making categorical predictions. But that's just the technical part.

Another disadvantage of categorical data is that it can only be compared to other studies that use the same categorizations. I work with people that look at crown defoliation. There are several different scales for that, almost all categorical. It grinds my gears that this choice -which is done because of ease of use in the field- results in many studies not being comparable to each other.

Anyway, it's clear why Pinkbike used this format to collect data. I do agree with your point on how the results are presented. But if you ask me about statistics and I see categorical data, I *will* put on my nerd glasses and go on my rant.
  • 1 0
 @Dogl0rd: Definitely. I think you, my dear canine deity have rendered this poll's outcome completely useless with your carefree filling in of the data! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 @Naero: I actually wanted to be accurate, but I can't find where Strava is hiding this from me! I wonder how most people came up with their number
  • 5 0
 I didn't ride nearly enough this year. Not quite sure why. I looked at my Garmin stats and I rode twice as much in 2021 as I did in 2022. I got a new bike in October of '20. So clearly, it's time for another bike. Wink
  • 3 0
 This line of questioning could change from’mildly interesting’ to ‘f*cking fascinating’ if we could add a layer or two of geography to it.
Do Pinkers in cities average 75 days fewer than their counterparts? Do people in the NE get after it compared to the Midwest?
I’m not complaining here. Just saying there’s a lot of untapped potential here.
  • 3 0
 When I lived in Nebraska I got out maybe 10 days a year and now that I’m in a town with access to four trail systems one of which I live in I got out 3-4 times a week.
  • 3 1
 I have no idea, but I feel like in 2022 I rode my bike a ton more than pre-covid times. While I have an office location, I somehow manage to work from home quite a bit, and at 3pm, I'm usually out the door riding to my local trail that's only about 2 miles away from my house. I couldn't have it easier or more convenient to get out and have some fun. Add in studded tires, and the fun doesn't stop because of snow, ice and winter
  • 13 10
 I was on track for 400 hours of riding this year but I got arrested for having weed in my car in the United States in June, lost my license and probably wont be riding trails anytime soon this year
  • 12 1
 Idaho hates freedom
  • 8 0
 Great story Mark!
  • 3 5
 Don't you have trails nearby then? You usually don't need a drivers licence to ride your mountainbike. Also, why did you lose your drivers licence and how is that related to weed in your car. Was it, in your car, in your spacecake, in your belly? Otherwise, I've seen people carry amounts of alcohol in their cars... if it were in their belly they'd lose their drivers license too. But it was in bottles, not in their belly.
  • 1 0
 @skiandmtbdirtbag: oh hi Mark !
  • 7 5
 @vinay: I had $50 worth of legally-purchased weed in my center console and fully admitted it, because for 30 years of my life I thought cops were human beings deserving of respect. You can then be arrested and given a mandatory blood test for driving with suspicion of smoking, which if a non-zero amount of THC or metabolites is found (from days ago perhaps), is considered a open-and-shut DUI case with absolutely zero defense possible in the state of Idaho. I would’ve gotten off easier if I was actually drunk (a disgusting yet true statement). Unfortunately alcohol doesn’t interest me at all
  • 6 1
 Ironically going 33mph in a 30mph zone is grounds to stop someone, but Im STILL waiting for my super-illegal bike rack covering my license plate for the last 4 years to be acknowledged
  • 3 0
 @fewnofrwgijn: This is nuts! Seems like sometimes you'll just be in trouble whether you're wrong or not. I'm from the Netherlands so possession of a consumer amount of weed is no issue. It strikes me how heavily people can be punished over something so harmless. Just like with that American basketball player in Russia recently. Then again, in other places people can be prosecuted for speaking up against their government, for being homosexual, for being a woman and showing their hair... Somethings things are just shit. All the best, I just hope you're getting more mountainbike rides in than you were hoping for.
  • 1 0
 @fewnofrwgijn: do you have a med card? We've got it legal in CA but I've heard they're now rolling out saliva tests which then gets a dui. Worse than a possession charge ever would be. Just crazy since like you said, it's one of the few fat soluble drugs so metabolites stay around way longer. Luckily my only cop + weed experience was in high school the night of a dance me and friends were all smoking in a car in a very dumb place. Luckily the cop let us just stomp it into the ground and told us to F off. Hope things get better for you!
  • 2 1
 @fewnofrwgijn: 'for 30 years of my life I thought cops were human beings deserving of respect'
my man, with that premise things can only go downhill

youtu.be/c19AG5Xb4oI
check the channel, priceless
  • 2 0
 Unfortunately my bike broke about half way through and with the sheer cost of everyday life I'm not in the financial position to be able to fix it currently. A very sad situation and its definitely having an impact on my mental and physical health. Heres hoping things improve soon.
  • 2 0
 If you take cycling seriously, days are meaningless. It's all about hours and intensity, and given that people who usually keep track of their riding are mostly serious cyclist, it's kind of pointless asking how many days of riding they did.
  • 2 0
 A day of shuttling or Whistler bike park has very little to do with intensity. There are different types of serious cyclist, particularly in mountain biking. Days is just how many days did you get out and have fun. I keep track of hours and days, but definitely not intensity for mountain biking. Some of the best days are exploring new spots and seshing. Or you might spend a few hours trail building and 20 minutes biking.
  • 2 0
 I needed to be able to choose more than one type of riding. most of what i do is somewhere between all mountain and freeride or a mix of the two depending on where I am riding.
  • 2 1
 more concerned with mileage than actual rides....if I miss a riding day, I just make up for it by going harder on the next day out. That said, did not hit what I wanted to hit last year...getting COVID twice probably had something to do with that
  • 3 1
 Mileage isn't the best stat either. I like to look at elevation gain. My roadie buds are all about miles, but I look at their elevation stats and they pale in comparison to a typical mountain bike ride. Plus road elevation is just easier since the grades are so mellow.
  • 7 0
 @BenLow2019: I go by hours. An hour on my road bike could be riding up to Mt Baldy, a straight up climb, or cold be a flat XC ride. My personal metric to go by.
  • 2 1
 Some of us have been in the Forums for over 10 years keeping track,
come join the conversation and have somewhere to keep track if strava isn't your thing!

2023 Thread
  • 2 0
 @devin-m:
Love this thread.
  • 2 1
 Last year I lived in a town where I could go for rides at lunch. Now I have to work IN THE DAMN OFFICE in another town and so riding is now a weekend-only activity. I may be lucky to get 50+ rides this year. Covid was awesome because I moved back to my hometown and could ride 2 different trail areas from my doorstep. Now the good riding is 1 hour away.
  • 1 0
 I feel that putting Enduro and All-Mountain is merging two vastly different types of riding. Enduro is going up how you can to go down gnarly trails purposely made for that. All-Moutain usually means also enjoying going up using more single tracks if available and going down mostly hiking trails. I do both, both are vastly different takes on what mtb is.
  • 1 0
 Was Holding Strong a 2 to 4 rides a week pace until Mid Dec '22... then I fractured my Fib' in North Carolina 3 days into an 18 day Christmas Shredventure on a new 29er Tyee... Thankfully, I reside in Ontario. I dont own a fat bike and the Valley is deep in snow. Odin willing, it doesn't pooch the '23 season too hard.
  • 2 0
 It was the year after a BIG injury, and I started university, so I didn't ride anywhere nearly as much as I would have liked to. Considering I went from 5-7 times a week to once every two weeks or so is just disgraceful.
  • 1 0
 2022 - the good part: I moved and am now a 15 minute drive from my favorite trail in the state I live in. The bad part: I moved to a house that needs a lot more work than the previous house so I spent way too much precious riding time doing stuff to the house and throwing out my back. 2023 I'll be riding a lot more.
  • 7 3
 Who doesn't want to ride every day of the year?
  • 16 0
 'more is not better...better is better'
  • 10 0
 winter blows man
  • 1 0
 @CamLamson: Same, I can't ride for 5 months out of the year.
  • 4 0
 @CamLamson: winter blows, man. Otherwise it looks like a man is getting blown by winter.
  • 3 0
 I ride as much as I can. No obsessions, just fun. I don't count the days, but Trailforks reminds me
  • 3 1
 I think it would at least be interesting to see how many days people on here spend on other types of bikes. Personally, my days riding are doubled if I count my gravel bike.
  • 2 0
 I bike commute, so I have WAY more road time, even if I rarely go for a road ride for "fun".
  • 1 0
 My local bike park was closed in March last year for an all weather surface upgrade on a few lines. Target date was late June but due to complications was delayed until December:-(
  • 5 1
 Does riding down the street to the closest liquor store count?
  • 4 0
 I’m currently on day 118 in a row. No plans on stopping anytime soon.
  • 4 0
 Missed an opportunity to use the "Downcountry" category.
  • 1 0
 mark Matthews is gonna be the only person to say they rode 365 days. he's doing a "riding everyday of the year" challenge right now and i am impressed to say the least. hopefully one day i'm able to do something like that
  • 3 0
 I want to ride more, but I keep going out trailbuilding in stead! Its addictive.
  • 1 0
 My problem is trails - theres just not enough nearby. I know the 3-5 trails out of a dozen nearby that I love but I wish there were 20 nearby for which I could say the same. Wow, that would be the life.
  • 1 0
 move to brisbane (australia) :-D
  • 5 1
 " I road your mother last night". Sean Connory
  • 5 1
 This is the PINKBIKE version of saying how big is your dong.
  • 5 0
 Actually it's saying if you used it or not.
  • 3 0
 86km of vert shuttling with the homies, $300 in brake pads, and $20k rebuilding the truck's front end 3x... worth it
  • 1 1
 My recap: 176 days of riding, from that 159 photo shoot days (self photo shoot) ! So only 17 days without camera bag. I am just riding for photos. Check out my Instagram @lukasontheedge if you want to see some stunning photos. Cheers and have fun on your bikes !!!
  • 1 0
 With an infant about half of my MTB riding days became street riding with a DJ on a playground. Became much better at manuals, track stand, stairs hopping etc. Do these days count as riding days? I would argue yes?!
  • 3 0
 Where the Couch option for what type of riding did you do the most in '22?
  • 2 0
 Multiple “once in a thousand years” ongoing torrential downpours effectively wrote off my riding year in 2022.
  • 3 0
 I definitely dirt jumped 365 days of 2022
  • 1 0
 I have no idea. Strava says "347 days active", but I also run and bike commute. So I don't know how much I rode my MTB.

1000 hours a year has been my goal for a while.
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 So, most people here ride once a week, or maybe twice a week during bike season, and they aspire to make it 2 or 3 rides a week?
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 >mileage
meh
>hours
meh
>elevation gain
M-E-H

>total descent
this is what REALLY matters.
43km is the value I got in late july
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 What is the difference between XC riding and trail riding?
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 Your heart rate and the amount of spandex you're wearing.
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 And xc vs trail?
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 *trail vs all mountain?
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 @mikekazimer: I dunno...ive found there's usually only xc(fireroads and low % gradients) or all mountain trails( ST with some steeps) other than bike parks/snow resorts.
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 How many whips are in the YouTube content you consume
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 If you’re looking for motivation to keep you going, we’ve got a good thread in the forum every year: m.pinkbike.com/forum/listcomments/?threadid=242761
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 Zero. I'm only here for the comments
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 There should just be a vertical feet and mileage too.
I rode 203 days - 352 hrs of ride time.
Ebike: 466,427ft - 2,512 miles
Typewriter: 191,034ft -777 miles
Total: 657,461ft -3289 miles. Mainly most fun year Ive ever had riding. The bikes are better than ever and there is more trails being built around the world everyday.
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 It would have been interesting to ask us „How many days have you been injured and not able to ride your bike?“
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 April I did a broken arm/dislocated wrist/broken ribs/both ankles black/ huge bubble on my hip.......
An I bought a turbo for winter
Real bike suck
Virtual fat lad
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 I definitely would have thought PB rides more on average. It's certainly a luxury having trails within miles of your front door. I got 200+ and still wanted more haha.
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 Short answer: less

Long answer, more frequently between more frequent injuries
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 never enough.
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 Foot/Achilles surgery took me out early in the season. Hopefully I'll get out more this year!!
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 I feel you. Tore my achilles playing soccer in December. Hoping to be back on the bike by May.
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 @iiman: having surgery for this same thing on Friday. When did you get back on? More or less than 6 months?
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 @jahmann: how's the recovery?
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 @raian-laiks-tu-go-flaian: it really depends on the severity of the injury. If it's a minor tear, it would be pretty quick. If it's worse, it could be anywhere from 3 months to a year to get back the full strength in your calf.
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 I was on a ebike so counts as zero...kidding....about the riding one not the it not counting part.
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 I want to ride more and work less. I also want to ride in more diverse locations. I'll hope for the best.
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 Make it happen. You only live once!
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 Where my dirt jumpers at?
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 If we count early morning rides on the smart trainer 300+ days a year.

If we only count riding on trails, then it’s about 100 or so.
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 30 days straight and nothing else. There’s room for improvement, but it works
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 Sadly, for those of us with day jobs and trails an hour away from home it's very hard to get rides in during the week. Frown
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 How about instead of a few short rides during the week, I want to hit 15+ miles on my weekend rides.
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 That's an impossible question for people who are not into activity trackers.
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 whats the difference between XC and Trail Riding?
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 If you know what your max heart rate was, it's xc.
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 I don't know how many rides, I don't keep track, but I would have liked to ride a little bit more for sure.
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 I've forgotten about snowboarding and now ride a ski-bike, so now I can ride bikes year round.
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 Don't see any difference between XC, trail, and enduro. A better question might be how you see yourself? Lt. Helmet, trail helmet or full face...
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 400! ... but there's not 4... 400!!!
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 Hit the average, I'll call that a win!
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 What's the difference between "trail riding" and "enduro/all mountain"?
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 Right? What's the difference with these categories exactly?
My guess: as we move down the list it becomes more gravity-does- the-work-for-me oriented and less pedal-yourself-all-day-oriented.
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 Put me in the less injuries, more riding catagory
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 Poll is showing some rookie numbers
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 Rode to work and back twice. 20km of pavement total.
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 Need a "who's season ended due to injury?" poll.
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 This.^
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 Trail riding vs all mountain..plz explain
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 I have our second child arriving in 2 months so probably less!
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 Same! Congrats. Mines supposed to be here the 25th. Second girl!
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 Does zwift count?
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 More than you..and ebikes don't count and Strava I'd gay
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 I didn't think I rode that much, but apparently I do in comparison.
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 Y’all need more freeride in your lives
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 Maybe tomorrow , wait , maybe next week
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 Not enough.
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 No goal, just fun ;-)
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 Need to add Ebing as a category.
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 Marketing!!!!!!
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 Heaps bro
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